The Poems of Phillis Wheatley

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A SELECTED LIST OF WORKS FOR FURTHER REFERENCE (from works referred to, and from other works)

For the nature and purpose of this list see the fourth paragraph of "A Note on the Text." This list does not include poems or plays about Wheatley; books for children about her; and reference works, anthologies, or surveys that include her. For some republications of her works, see the next-to-last paragraph of "A Note on the Text." For some other works about her see the section on her reputation. For sources of her works see the notes to them.

Akers, Charles W. "'Our Modern Egyptians': Phillis Wheatley and the Whig Campaign against Slavery in Revolutionary Boston." Journal of Negro History 60 ( July 1975): 399-410. (Also in Robinson, ed., Critical Essays, pp. 159-71.)

Barksdale, Richard K. (See the list of Conference papers below.)

Broadsides, Ballads, Etc. Printed in Massachusetts, 1639-1800, Massachusetts Historical Society Collections, vol. 75. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1922.

Burroughs, Margaret G. "Do Birds of a Feather Flock Together?" Jackson State Review 6 (Summer 1974): 61-73. (Also in Robinson, ed., Critical Essays, pp. 136- 46.)

Collins, Terence. "Phillis Wheatley: The Dark Side of the Poetry." Phylon 36 ( March 1975): 78-88. (Also in Robinson, ed., Critical Essays, pp. 147-58.)

Cook, William W. (See the list of Conference papers below.)

Davis, Arthur P. "Personal Elements in the Poetry of Phillis Wheatley." Phylon 13 (2d Quarter 1953): 191-98. (Also in Robinson, ed., Critical Essays, pp. 93-101.)

Gates, Henry Louis Jr. "Phillis Wheatley and the Nature of the Negro." In Gates, Figures in Black. Words, Signs, and the "Racial" Self. New York: Oxford University Press, 1987. (Also in Robinson, ed., Critical Essays, pp. 215-33.)

Grégoire, Henri. An Enquiry Concerning the Intellectual and Moral Faculties, and Literature of Negroes; Followed with an Account of the Life and Works of Fifteen Negroes & Mullatoes. Translated by D. B. Warden. Brooklyn: Thomas Kirk, 1810.

Heartman, Charles F. Phillis Wheatley (Phillis Peters): A Critical Attempt and a Bibliography of Her Writings. New York: Heartman, 1915.

Holder, Kenneth R. "Some Linguistic Aspects of the Heroic Couplet in the Poetry of Phillis Wheatley." Ph.D. dissertation, North Texas State University, 1973. (Also see Dissertation Abstracts International.)

Huddleston, Eugene L. "Matilda's 'On Reading the Poems of Phillis Wheatley, the African Poetess.'" Early American Literature 5 (Winter 1971): 57-67. (Also in Robinson, ed., Critical Essays, pp. 102-12.)

Isani, Mukhtar Ali. "The British Reception of Wheatley's Poems on Various Subjects." Journal of Negro History 66 (Summer 1981): 144-49.

_____. "Early Versions of Some Works of Phillis Wheatley." Early American Literature 14 (Fall 1979): 148-55.

_____. "'An Elegy on Leaving--': A New Poem by Phillis Wheatley." American Literature 58 ( December 1986): 609-13.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations xi
  • Acknowledgments xiii
  • Introduction 1
  • On the Reputation of Phillis Wheatley, Poet 23
  • A Note on the Text 35
  • Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral 41
  • Preface 45
  • Other Poems and Variants of Poems 113
  • Letters and Proposals 181
  • A Selected List of Works for Further Reference (From Works Referred To, and from Other Works) 217
  • Index 223
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